Wharariki beach at night by Paul Mercer

With the archway Islands sitting just off shore Wharariki beach is one of the most spectacular beaches in New Zealand.
Under the light of a full moon on a clear winters night when you have the entire beach to yourself the place takes on a surreal almost magical atmosphere.

Exposure: 8 minutes at f4, 100 ISO

Nikon D200
nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 lens
cable release

42 favs


  • Alistair35
    Alistair35almost 5 years ago

    awsome shot mate, nice reflections and exposure

  • Cheers Alistair, this place absolutely amazes me every time I go there

    – Paul Mercer

  • DBArt
    DBArtalmost 5 years ago

    fantastic shot…

  • Thanks for the comment DB

    – Paul Mercer

  • Jonathan Stacey
    Jonathan Staceyalmost 5 years ago

    Just spectacular photography Paul..,perfect exposure…excellent capture, instant fav…;)

  • Thanks Jonathan, Ive got a few more that I will be uploading over the next few days so keep an eye out for them.

    – Paul Mercer

  • yolanda
    yolandaalmost 5 years ago

    Wow fantastic image and exposure. Love it :-)

  • Thank you very much Yolanda

    – Paul Mercer

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Clare

    – Paul Mercer

  • David Haviland
    David Havilandalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome image.

  • Thanks David

    – Paul Mercer

  • Rémi Bridot
    Rémi Bridotalmost 5 years ago

    Invit for our group “The Silky Touch”

  • Thank you very much Remi, I have submitted it to the group

    – Paul Mercer

  • Brad McEvoy
    Brad McEvoyalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic image!

  • Cheers Brad

    – Paul Mercer

  • bazcelt
    bazceltalmost 5 years ago

    and another instant fave! great work!!

  • Thanks again Baz

    – Paul Mercer

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful work :))

  • Thank you very much Trish

    – Paul Mercer

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